The Retired Teachers Association of Chicago
(RTAC) has protected our pensions and fought for the
interests of retired Chicago Public School educators
since 1926. The vision for RTAC started with Dr.
James E. Armstrong, the first RTAC President, and ten
teachers who took legal action against the Chicago
Public Schools for terminating seventy teachers
because they had reached the age of 70 or older.
The State of Illinois’ Supreme Court found that the
termination of the seventy teachers was illegal.
The Chicago Board of Education had to rehire the
teachers who were unlawfully dismissed.
RTAC continues to follow the vision of our Founders by sponsoring the following legislative agenda and encourages lawmakers in Springfield, Illinois to support and vote YES for legislation which:
Remember our pensions are not a gift. They are earned benefits paid for with a lifetime of contributions and services provided to CPS students. Protecting your pension is your most important financial priority. Become a member of RTAC now! Let’s continue to make our Founders’ vision a reality.